The Michigan primary was almost a week ago, but the Rick Santorum campaign continues to dispute the results. The fight with the state G.O.P. is over the apportionment of two statewide delegates to the
Republican National Convention.
The Santorum campaign has complained to the Republican National Committee and called for an investigation. The campaign is also organizing a rally to be held at 5:00 this afternoon in front of the Michigan Republican headquarters in Lansing. The rally is to protest how state G.O.P. leaders awarded both of Michigan's at-large delegates to Mitt Romney for winning a majority of the statewide vote. Santorum says the vote was so close that he and Romney each would have gotten a delegate - until G.O.P. leaders friendly to Romney changed the rules after the election last Tuesday.
Santorum supporters will call on Michigan G.O.P. leaders to reconsider their decision to award both the party's statewide delegates to Mitt Romney. They say party leaders changed the rules to avoid awarding one apiece to Romney and Santorum, who ran a close second in last week's Michigan primary and won half of the state's congressional districts.
A state Republican spokesman says that decision is now in the hands of the national G.O.P. and calls the rally a needless distraction from the focus on helping Republicans win in November.